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Obituaries from January 2011

Barbara Buckelew (01/31/11)
Barbara Ann Buckelew, 70, of Sun Lakes, Ariz., passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on Jan. 15, 2011. She was born in Springhill, La. on Nov. 23, 1940. She was a school teacher and proudly taught school in four states: Louisiana, Virginia, Indiana and Kansas. She was a talented artist and doll maker who was blessed with an abundance of creative skills...
Robert E. Orcutt Jr. (01/31/11)
Robert E. Orcutt Jr., 62, Poland, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born on June 14, 1948 in Beech Grove and was the son of Robert E. Orcutt Sr. and Betty Jane (Krieger) Orcutt. He was married to Emma Jean Shearin on Sept. 5, 1998 and she preceded him in death on April 28, 2007. He had been employed by RCA in Bloomington, was a US Army veteran of Vietnam and was very active in Bassmasters...
James "Coach" Huter (01/31/11)
James "Coach" Huter, 85, of Greencastle passed away on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011. Visitation will be on Thursday from 2-8 p.m. at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. Interment with Honors will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery...
Howard Earl (01/31/11)
Howard J. Earl, 91, of Bonita Springs, Fla. died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011 at Life Care Center of Estero, Fla. Formerly a resident of Greencastle, Howard had resided in Florida for over 20 years. He was born Jan. 7, 1920 in Terre Haute to the late Harry and Minnie (nee Hutchinson) Earl...
Oscar Miller (01/31/11)
Oscar Kenneth Miller, 83, of Fillmore passed away Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011 at his residence at Autumn Glen. Born Dec. 26, 1927 in Fillmore, he was the son of Otha James and Lola (Arnold) Miller and had attended Fillmore schools. He married Verna May (Bruner) Miller on Dec. 27, 1944 and she preceded him in death on April 24, 1994...
Charles Hall Jr. (01/31/11)
Charles C. "Bud" Hall Jr., 75, of Greencastle passed away on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011. He was born on Jan. 15, 1936 in Indianapolis to Charles C. Hall, Sr. and Ada Brown Hall. Mr. Hall was a member of Greencastle Christian Church and the N.R.A. He retired from Allison Transmissions in Indianapolis...
Gary D. Newman (01/31/11)
Gary D. Newman, 76, of Asheville, N.C., formerly of Lafayette, passed away Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 at his residence surrounded by his family. A native of Putnam County he was son of the late Leonard Coy and Mildred D. Leap Newman. He graduated from Fillmore High School in 1952, honorably served in the U.S. ...
Harold D. "Bud" Surber (01/28/11)
Harold D. "Bud" Surber, 87, Greencastle, passed away on Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. He was born on April 15, 1923 in Emerson, Neb. to Loyd and Myrtle Ida Heckens Surber. Bud served his country in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, receiving six Bronze Stars. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Greencastle and the American Legion and a life member of the V.F.W. and Lion's Club. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after more than 30 years of service...
Carol L. Benassi (01/28/11)
Carol L. Benassi, 49, Fillmore, passed away Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011. She was born in Putnam County on Feb. 21, 1961. She had worked as a CNA at the Waters of Greencastle for 22 years. Survivors include her husband David Benassi; daughter Crystal (Tom) Whaley of Greencastle; son Jeremy Benassi of Greencastle; eight grandchildren; father Larry Nauman of Greencastle; mother Madelyn Alexander Nauman of Fillmore; brothers Rick Nauman of Coatesville, Greg Nauman of Fillmore; Larry Nauman of Avon; Billy Nauman of Fillmore; Jimmy Nauman of Coatesville and Mike Nauman of California; and sisters Vicki Lytle of Bainbridge; Julia Socia of Fillmore and Debbee Short of Kentucky.. ...
Aurel C. Willer (01/26/11)
Aurel C. Willer, 95, a former resident of Pine Village, died on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 at the Franklin United Methodist Home in Franklin. Aurel was born on Sept. 12, 1915 in Pine Village to James D. and Rose A. (High) Hooker. She graduated from Pine Village High School and Saint Margaret's School of Nursing in Hammond. ...
Mildred L. "Middy" Marlatt (01/26/11)
Mildred L. "Middy" Marlatt, 79, passed away on Jan. 26, 2011 at 5:30 a.m. at St. Elizabeth East in Lafayette. She was born on July 31, 1931 in Mulberry to Bruce and Oora (Cooley) Coyner. Mrs. Marlatt was a 1950 graduate of Mulberry High School and was a lifelong Clinton County resident. ...
Mary M. Haltom Boswell (01/23/11)
Mary M. Haltom Boswell, 93, Fort Collins, Colo., formerly of Belle Union and Greencastle, passed away on Jan. 20, 2011 at the Good Samaritan Fort Collins Village. Mary was born on Aug. 21, 1917 in Putnam County and was the daughter of the late H. Franklin and Myrtle Mae (Lawrence) McCammack...
Jesse Irving "Tilly" Tillotson (01/20/11)
Jesse Irving "Tilly" Tillotson, 80, Cookeville, Tenn., passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011 in Cookeville. He had moved from Hadley, Mass. in 2008. He was born March 18, 1930 to Donald Carlos Buell and Ruby Elsie (Stultz) Tillotson in Wolcott. He was the last of nine children, Leona, Don, James, Rosie, Ruth, Esther, Elizabeth and Patricia...
Phyllis M. Harrison Roach (01/21/11)
Phyllis M. Harrison Roach, 70, of Crawfordsville passed away Thursday, Jan. 20, 2010 at her home. She was a member of Woodland Heights Christian Church where she was a Sunday school teacher. She enjoyed art, crafts, her family and poems. She had been employed at Crawford Industries, Wal-Mart and was a great homemaker...
Richard E. "Dick" McKenna (01/20/11)
Richard E. "Dick" McKenna went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 17, 2011. Born in Hempstead, N.Y. on Aug. 15, 1919, Richard was the son of Raymond and Gladys (Mitchell) McKenna. He was a 1937 graduate from Washington High School in Indianapolis and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the General Motors Institute of Technology in Flint, Mich. in 1941...
Beulah May Lewis (01/18/11)
Beulah May Lewis, 82, Connersville, formerly of Cloverdale, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 at the Lincoln Manor Rehabilitation Center in Connersville, where she had resided since 2008, due to the complications of Alzheimer's Disease. Beulah was born on May 4, 1928 in Indianapolis and was the daughter of the late Perry O'Dell and Nellie Grace Hunsicker Sendmeyer. The family resided in Cloverdale, where Beulah graduated as valedictorian of the class of 1946...
Warren "Troy" Scoggan (01/18/11)
Warren "Troy" Scoggan, 45, Fillmore died Dec. 26, 2010. He was born Feb. 9, 1965, and resided in California for 31 years. He graduated since Sonora High School and Fullerton College, Calif. and attended new Horizons Computer School for a year. He was employed by Harland Inc., a check printing company in Yorba Linda, Calif. for several years...
Dan C. Rattray (01/18/11)
Dan C. Rattray, 79, Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Rattray was born on June 2, 1931 in San Jose, Calif., to Alexander L. and Eldona C. Rattray. As a youth in San Jose, he was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Boy Scouts of America, only missing the Eagle Scout Award by a whisker because he never learned to swim...
Beulah May Lewis (01/17/11)
Beulah May Lewis, 82, Connersville, formerly of Cloverdale, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 at the Lincoln Manor Rehabilitation Center in Connersville, where she had resided since 2008, due to the complications of Alzheimer's Disease. Beulah was born on May 4, 1928 in Indianapolis and was the daughter of the late Perry O'Dell and Nellie Grace Hunsicker Sendmeyer. The family resided in Cloverdale, where Beulah graduated as valedictorian of the class of 1946...
Karen Sue Garrett (01/14/11)
After a hard battle with cancer, Karen Sue Garrett, 66, passed away peacefully in Fort Worth, Texas, on Jan. 11, 2011. Sue was born in Greencastle on Sept. 22, 1944, and was the daughter of "Daddy Gene" and Dora Fern Maxwell. She was a 1962 graduate of Cloverdale High School. She received a Bachelors in Education at Indiana University and a Masters in Teaching at DePauw University...
Rosetta J. Hoskins (01/14/11)
Rosetta J. Hoskins, 74, of Greencastle, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011. She was born on July 24, 1936 in Greencastle to Russell W. Beams and Mary Jane Alexander Beams. Mrs. Hoskins had attended First Assembly of God in Greencastle and retired from F.B. Distro in Greencastle...
Winifred F. Bryant (01/14/11)
Winifred F. Bryant, 88, Mt. Meridian, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011 at Mt. Meridian. She was born on Jan. 16, 1922 in Tazwell County, Va. and was the daughter of the late Milburn Robert and Millie Alice [Puckett] Whitt. She was married to Edgar E. Bryant on May 23, 1938 and he preceded her in death on Oct. 23, 2001. She was a homemaker and former co-owner of Bryant's Country Store, Mt. Meridian...
Madge T. Greenlee (01/13/11)
Madge T. Greenlee, 103, Greencastle, formerly of Coatesville, passed away on Jan. 11, 2011. She was born in Putnam County on Dec. 19, 1907 to Pearl Arthur and Louanna Eggers Trump. She married Murray A. Greenlee and he preceded her in death on Jan. 8, 1961...
Jonathon S. "Shad" Cox (01/12/11)
Jonathon S. "Shad" Cox, 33, of Greencastle passed away on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011. Shad was born on Nov. 24, 1977 in Brazil to John and Kathy Jordan Cox. He was a longtime member of Carpenters Local #859 and was employed by Safeway Scaffolding. Shad would do anything for anybody, and he enjoyed having fun with his children and friends...
Richard Allan Johnson (01/12/11)
Richard Allan Johnson, 78, died on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 after a three-year battle with multiple myeloma. He was born May 24, 1932 in Frankfort to Charles Ernest (Ernie) and Marie Johnson. He resided in Frankfort, Bainbridge and Danville and moved to Indianapolis in 1966...
Everett Ray Curran (01/12/11)
Everett Ray Curran, 75, Summit, Ark., passed away on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011. He was born Dec. 25, 1935 in Bainbridge and was the son of Raywood and Lena Lith Curran. Everett was a member of the Baptist Church in Barnard and was retired from his lifelong occupation of farming, moving to Arkansas after his retirement in 1998...
Mary K. Bollman (01/10/11)
Mary K. Bollman, 82, Cloverdale, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 at the Putnam County Hospital, Greencastle. She was born on June 7, 1928 in Hayden, Jennings County, and was the daughter of the late Charles and Pearl (Durham) Robbins. She was a retired sales clerk for Sears and Roebuck and Company in Indianapolis...
Willard L. "Cork" Robinson (01/07/11)
Willard L. "Cork" Robinson, 86, Belle Union, passed away on Jan. 7, 2011 at the Mill Pond Health Campus at Greencastle. He was born on May 9, 1924 in Fordsville, Kentucky and was the son of the late Herbert and Alma (Shane) Robinson. He was married to Johnnie L. ...
Raymond G. Busch (01/07/11)
Raymond G. Busch, 70, Poland, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011 in Indianapolis. He was born on Sept. 4, 1940 in Fountainhead, Tenn. and was the son of the late Carvel E. and Lottie Mae (Busch) Graves. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church, Cloverdale, and was a retired production supervisor for American Art Clay Company in Indianapolis...
Ernest Franklin Egloff (01/06/11)
Ernest Franklin Egloff, 81 of Carbon died Jan. 4, 2011 at St. Vincent Clay Hospital in Brazil. He was born April 16, 1929 in "Pontiac", Van Buren Twp., Clay County as the son of Oscar and Esther Wells Egloff. He graduated from Van Buren High School and continued his education at Purdue University, Indiana State University and DePauw University. ...
Norma Dueece Spencer Newsom Young (01/05/11)
Norma Dueece Spencer Newsom Young, 84, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010 at Laurel Regional Hospital in Laurel, Md. of complications from pneumonia. She was born to Clyde and Cecil Stewart Spencer on Dec. 20, 1926, in Fort Wayne. She graduated from Greencastle High School in 1945 and attended Indiana University...
Tommie Jean Swilling (01/05/11)
Mrs. Tommie Jean Swilling, 85, Greencastle, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011 at Autumn Glen Assisted living center. Born Oct. 4, 1925 in Elbert, Tex., she was the daughter of Joseph C. & Ina (Mitchell) Hargrove. She married William Ward Swilling on Aug. 12, 1944 and he preceded her in death on May 7, 1981...